Lifeskills shows VIPs need for new centre

Dignitaries in Mudgee for last week’s Town Hall opening took time to see another important community facility, visiting both the Lifeskills Plus building on Perry Street and Lifeskills’ newer Southside Skills Centre.

It was a chance for local, state and federal politicians to see first-hand the urgent need to relocate the Perry Street Centre.

Lifeskills clients and staff were honoured to have a visit from Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and his wife Robyn; Member for Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon; MP for Orange Andrew Gee, mayor Des Kennedy and general manager Warwick Bennett.

“We appreciate the support of Warwick Bennett in organising this visit,” said Lifeskills Plus CEO Carolyn Peek. 

“We also appreciate the support offered by our visitors and look forward to their combined actions to NSW and Federal Governments to ensure Lifeskills is able to move forward to our goal of a new centre to enable us to continue providing quality care in a positive and safe environment.”

Lifeskills is currently working to attract funds to purchase and equip the former Clarkson’s Clearance building next to its Southside Skills Centre, allowing the organisation to move out of its deteriorating Perry Street premises.

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